Campus Views

Sending mixed messages to higher education

Tuesday, May, 17 at 5:00 pm,

Michael A. MacDowell – With significant fanfare, Vice President Joe Biden recently issued a call to action to boost college graduation rates in the United States. His March announcement followed on the heels of a talk by President Obama himself, where he reiterated his long-held belief that college graduates fuel the engine of economic growth that this country needs to compete in a global economy.

Ten Steps to a Better ESEA (with apologies to the Fordham Institute): How to re-authorize ESEA so that it might actually upgrade K-12 education

Saturday, Apr, 23 at 8:19 pm,

Sandra Stotsky – As a condition of receiving federal Title I funds, require states to use a set of K-12 standards in mathematics, science, and English that have been judged to be internationally benchmarked by a state-level committee of discipline-based academic experts, chosen by presidents of colleges/universities in the state.


Friday, Apr, 15 at 1:49 pm,

Stephen C. MacDonald – We are in a time where families are questioning expenses and making cautious decisions about spending choices – those choices include evaluating college costs.

MIT again reviews status of women

Tuesday, Mar, 22 at 10:28 am,

When the Massachusetts Institute of Technology issued a report in 1999 documenting obstacles faced by female professors (and their small numbers), the university quickly captured worldwide attention.

Teaching to the Text Message

Sunday, Mar, 20 at 11:05 am,

ANDY SELSBERG – Learning to write concisely is a valuable skill, and more in tune with the world’s conversation.

Higher Education’s Dirty Little Secret

Thursday, Mar, 17 at 11:50 am,

Arvind Ganesan – Western universities are undoubtedly under pressure to find financial support, but this does not mean they should allow abusive and corrupt foreign dictators, officials or their families launder their images in exchange for money.

Why Kids Lose It at College

Monday, Mar, 14 at 10:37 am,

The parade of depressed, anxious and depleted students who walk through my office is endless. Almost all of them ask this question, “What is wrong with me? These were supposed to be the best years of my life.”

USC’s Kappa Sigma: Women Are Just ‘Targets’

Saturday, Mar, 12 at 1:41 pm,

Meredith Fineman – An email written by a brother of Kappa Sigma gives his fraternity instructions on how to have sex with girls, encouraging treating women in a derogatory manner. The fraternity is apologizing like crazy, but let’s be real: This stuff happens all the time.

School of Glock

Thursday, Mar, 10 at 12:01 pm,

GAIL COLLINS – At least nine states are currently considering legislation to allow guns on college campuses.

The Robinson Allegations

Wednesday, Mar, 09 at 12:18 pm,

NAS is making inquiries into the serious allegations against OSU faculty members made by Art Robinson in a statement yesterday on World Net Daily.

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